In Education Gov't decision to print textbooks locally welcoming - GPPCA

The Deputy Minister of Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stated that all textbooks needed by schools in the country would be printed locally starting from next academic year.

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The Ghana Printers and Paper Converters Association (GPPCA) has welcomed government's decision to print textbooks used by schools in the country locally.

The Deputy Minister of Education Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa stated that all textbooks needed by schools in the country would be printed locally starting from next academic year.

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This move according to him forms part of government’s policy to create more jobs and also end the situation where most of the textbooks used by schools are printed by foreign firms.

Members of GPPCA who are enthused about the decision noted that this will provide not less than 1000 jobs in the country.

So far, eight local printers have been shortlisted through a tender process.

“The new policy is that all textbooks must be printed locally, enough of the printing of textbooks outside, so, what we have done is to carry out an inspection of the capacity of our local printers and we were really impressed with the capacity that is available in this country; they have some of the modern equipment that you’ll find anywhere else in this world and so what we have done is to float a tender.

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They have applied, our experts have carried out a shortlisting, and eight of these local printing firms have been selected and they are going to print all our textbooks, and I emphasise all, 100 percent, we are not going back to the era where you print just 13 per cent or 9 per cent locally and the rest is printed outside,” Mr Ablakwa told Accra-based Class FM.

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